All Shook Up

Lori Muha started impersonating Elvis when she was just five years old. As she got older, she created the Shelvis persona and started entering contests — filled predominantly with men — and winning. Tonight, Shelvis will swivel her hips with her band the Roustabouts, bringing her special brand of Elvis to Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret for the Blue, Blue Christmas Show.

The annual program features Elvis classics, Christmas favorites and a selection of songs from her other idols, including Buddy Holly and Tom Jones. Considering that her mother was a Rockette and her father was a musician, entertaining has always been in Muha’s blood. She saw the King — whom she calls her “superhero” — back in 1975; he bestowed one of his scarves on her. When she performs, she likes to pay homage to the rock star and put herself in his shoes — blue suede shoes, that is.

“Elvis was about giving back to the community — cheer, love and hope,” Muha says. “People need that these days. They need some-thing to bring them up when they’re stressed about work or the economy or political stuff. We just want to get away from that, where they can escape and have fun.”

The Blue, Blue Christmas Show starts at 8 p.m. at Lannie’s, 1601 Arapahoe Street. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at lannies.com.
Sat., Dec. 13, 8 p.m., 2014

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